I’m just loving knitting socks at the moment and almost felt I was a little left out, so decided to knit myself some. This time something really plain just so I can say I have a pair!
These are ribbed starting from just where the toe increases end and then right up to the leg. I finished it just before my calf starts for a little more draft protection during winter. Lets face it, no one likes a draft up the old trouser leg!
At the moment I am totally knitting on a budget so many or most of my yarns will be acrylic based. This is a bonus DK which I picked up at my LYS, and for acrylic its pretty soft on the tootsies. I love the little tufts of navy and gold!
OK, so the socks are toe up and this time I cast on 20 stitches (10 each needle) onto 3.25 circs. increasing to 40 (20 each needle) for a nice round toe. I’m beginning to dislike the rather pointed ballet point shape so I thought I try a different number.
After the toe increases, straight onto p2, k2 ribbing for the instep and knit the sole. A short row heel decreasing to 8 working stitches then back up to the original 20.
As soon as all the stitches have been put back into play, I started ribbing all the way round p2, k2 and just carried on right up the leg.
Finished with a sewn bind off, (which actually was a little tight this time but everything was ok, thankfully!) and you’re good to go!